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Plae Pakaa

St 13, corner of St. 178 | National Museum, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
+855 17 998 570
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Ranked #1 of 47 Attractions in Phnom Penh
Type: Performances
Owner description: Plae Pakaa is an initiative by Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of Cambodia through the arts. The... more » Owner description: Plae Pakaa is an initiative by Cambodian Living Arts, a non-profit organization dedicated to the transformation of Cambodia through the arts. The production features three rotating shows in an open-air theater at the National Museum of Phnom Penh. Each performance showcases a wide range of traditional performing arts. With more than Apsara dances, we offer you the chance to discover the diversity of Cambodian culture and traditional arts through dramatic and dynamic performances. In addition to giving a unique opportunity to experience Cambodian culture and arts, Cambodian Living Arts aims to empower emerging arts professionals through their development and employment. Your participation enhances our mission to transform and revitalize the country through creative expression. Tickets for high season are on sale starting October 1, 2014 and available till March 28, 2015. « less
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

The show was interesting in that is was all n Khmer, yet they had a screen summarizing in English. Nice touch. While I find some of the music a bit dis harmonic for these eastern ears, the dancing was quite good and I enjoyed the different costumes as well.

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Christchurch, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

The food was a large buffet style and there were plenty of choices and the food wasn't too bad, it is in a large building with lots and lots of other people, the performance was good amazing to see everything they could do

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CambodianLivingArts, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Hi there, Plae Pakaa is based in Phnom Penh and is a performance with no food. Perhaps you are referring to a performance in Siem Reap. We do appreciate those that support the arts so thank you for attending a show. We are expanding our programming to Siem Reap shortly offering performances in shadow puppetry and Angkorian music. Apologies for... More

Singapore
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Just liked what the performers did. It shows how flexible all parts of the body are. The dance and the music were well matched. The show was one of my wonderful trip to Phnom Penh.

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CambodianLivingArts, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

The talent and skill of each performer is remarkable. Thank you for joining us during your stay in Phnom Penh. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We enjoyed very much the show of Plae Pakaa, it was a nice evening with lots of fun and culture. We can recommend this

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CambodianLivingArts, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us and making a recommendation. More

Llangollen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

I saw this show back in January 2014. It was probably the highlight of my visit to Phnom Penh. A magical and mesmerising display of traditional folk dancing, in colourful costumes. The performance takes place in a little outdoor theatre, with unreserved bench-style seating (which may be uncomfortable for some). It's best to get there early to grab your preferred... More

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CambodianLivingArts, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Thank you for writing a review! Great advice to other visitors. We do have cushions available :) So glad you enjoyed the show. Hope to see you in Cambodia again. More

Boston, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I was in Cambodia for my honeymoon, and saw many a dance show. This was by far the best. The dancing is absolutely exquisite, and I really wish I could have caught a few more shows. The only issue for me was the outdoor seating, it was hot and uncomfortable. But even though I sat in the last row, this... More

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CambodianLivingArts, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Hello and congrats to the two of you. I hope you enjoyed your honeymoon in Cambodia. What a lovely place to spend it. Thank you for your review we are glad you got to witness the growth of our arts sector. It is a very exciting time for Cambodian arts. Apologies for the discomfort. We built the stage from the... More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I've seen Plae Pakaa in Phnom Penh two days ago and the show was absolutely fantastic! The dancing was magical and the acting was very good as well. The purpose of these shows is to promote and relaunch Cambodian culture and folklore which since now was living a period of decadence following the recent Khmer Rouge regime. This show in... More

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CambodianLivingArts, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Your comment reminds us all why we love working in the arts sector here in Cambodia. Thank you for supporting us and understanding our mission to further our country's culture and arts. Hopefully one day we will come see you in Australia! :) More

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I just visited the show on the last day of this season, 30 Aug 2014. It was my second time to see the Plae Pakka program (Yike Mak Therng). But my first and second still remain unchanged they always do a great job which amazed audiences with their skillful performance. This is my memorable and fascinating discovery of Khmer traditional... More

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CambodianLivingArts, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Thank you Chanthou. Kudos to you to for supporting our local arts sector. We hope to see you many more times in the future. :) More

Phnom Penh, Cambodia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Great performance and a nice discovery of the traditional dances of Cambodia. The venue is amazing and i would say it's a must do for the travellers

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CambodianLivingArts, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Hi! Thanks for the review. So glad you were able to discover Cambodia through its arts and culture. Also thank you about the venue. We build the stage from the ground up in 2012 and hope to secure more job opportunities for artists with every performance season. More

Hayward, California
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful dancing. Extremely professional and well choreographed. Terrific musical accompaniment. An emotional experience. Best of Cambodia. This was my second Cambodian dance show and this one was so much better it made the other group look like a grade school performance. Anyone who gives the Plae Pakkaa anything other than a good rating must be just clueless about... More

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CambodianLivingArts, Manager at Plae Pakaa, responded to this review

Hello, Thank you so much for your thoughtful review. And thank you for supporting local arts by going to two performances in the country. :) CLA-trained artists are passionate about their career in the arts so we appreciate all your kind words. Also appreciate that although you were on a budget you still came to the show. The program is... More

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